Biology of Growth of Domestic Animals

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Biology of Growth of Domestic Animals

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 408 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780813829067
  • DDC分類 636.089266

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The latest advances in knowledge of growth biology are now available in a single, seminal volume. Biology of Growth of Domestic Animals critically examines the fundamental process of growth both from a systems viewpoint (mathematical aspects, modeling, cell and molecular biology, hormones, growth factors, the extra-cellular matrix) and at the organ level (muscle, adipose, mammary gland and bone). The text considers the interface of growth with other disciplines including nutrition, genetics, and environment management, as well as specific aspects of growth in livestock and companion animal species. Man's relationship with animals is reviewed as an introduction to the importance of domestic animals which have been critical to human development providing nutrition, income, transportation, locomotive power, companionship and entertainment.

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors                               ix
Acknowledgments xi
Preface xiii
Origins of Domestic Animals and Their 3 (6)
Importance to Man
Colin G. Scanes
Fundamental Concepts of Growth 9 (11)
Dennis Marple
Methods to Measure Animal Composition 20 (7)
David G. Topel
Approaches to Assess Animal Growth Potential 27 (32)
Roger E. Calza
Michael V. Dodson
Hormones and Growth 59 (53)
Colin G. Scanes
Growth Factors 112 (22)
Colin G. Scanes
Extracellular Matrix and Growth 134 (14)
Sandra G. Velleman
Cellular and Developmental Biology of 148 (22)
Skeletal Muscle as Related to Muscle Growth
Ronald E. Allen
Darrel E. Goll
Bone Growth 170 (16)
Colin Farquharson
Adipose Growth 186 (28)
Colin G. Scanes
Modeling and Growth 214 (6)
Roberto Sainz
R. Lee Baldwin
Animal Growth and Meat Quality 220 (13)
Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan
Steven M. Lonergan
D. H. Beermann
Growth of the Mammary Gland 233 (16)
Colin G. Scanes
Nutrition and Growth 249 (14)
Douglas C. McFarland
Genetics and Growth 263 (17)
Archie C. Clutter
Environment and Growth 280 (16)
Colin G. Scanes
Growth/Performance Enhancement 296 (20)
Colin G. Scanes
Immunological Manipulation of Growth 316 (26)
Rod A. Hill
Jennifer M. Pell
David J. Flint
Growth of Livestock 342 (23)
Rod A. Hill
Frank R. Dunshea
Michael V. Dodson
Growth of Poultry 365 (4)
Colin G. Scanes
Growth of Companion Animals 369 (18)
Karyn Malinowski
Colin G. Scanes
Index 387